Before the North Side became the North Shore
March 1, 1964 was its birthday (as a transit agency that is) and this was the Pittsburgh Press' front page story. Note the very first thing on its agenda for the future... a 'Tube' under the river to the North Side... Before the North Side was de-branded of course. The fellow in the bus.. one State Senator Robert Fleming. Denizens of the North who come down Route 8 and cross over the 62nd Street Bridge, which had opened just two years earlier, may notice the sign that says the bridge is really named for him.
That issue is great by the way. On an inside page is a related story to the potential of a subway to the North Side on where the planned future stadium was going.
At least they knew it was going to be round. Perfectly compass-round. Probably written into some law that it had to be that way. Note the dotted line for the future "Ground Transportation Station" while real transportation geeks may note that the notional subway line came over the river and was going to then go East... not West. Intended to someday head out along the Allegheny Valley? We will never really know what that future held.
and I will save until tomorrow a great Ben Chinitz story in that edition as well.